ST. PETERSBURG. July 12. /TASS/. The first prototype of the Tor-MF surface-to-air missile system for the Russian Navy will be created in the early 2020s, Assistant to the CEO of the Izhevsk-based Kupol Electro-Mechanical Plant Vyacheslav Kartashov told TASS at the International Maritime Defense Show on Friday.
"Work continues to develop the seaborne Tor-MF system. So far, it has been created in drawings. We are planning to make its ‘hardware’ prototype in the early 2020s," he said.
The defense contractor is developing the Tor-MF for the Russian Navy, he specified.
"The system is standardized by its hardware and software and is set to be integrated into a ship," the assistant to the Kupol CEO said.
The land-based Tor-M2 air defense missile system is an effective means to strike aircraft, helicopters, aerodynamic unmanned aerial vehicles, missiles and also other precision weapons flying at medium, low and extremely low altitudes in an adverse air and jamming environment.
The Tor-M2 is characterized by its high maneuverability, mobility, quick response, the automation of combat operations and the efficiency of engaging a broad range of targets.
The ninth International Maritime Defense Show runs at the Lenexpo Exhibition Center in St. Petersburg on July 10-14. The naval show has been organized by the Industry and Trade Ministry with the support of the Defense Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, the state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and the St. Petersburg government. A total of 353 companies, including 28 foreign firms from 19 countries are taking part in the naval show.